Backend Engineer - Seller Success

Berlin, Germany /
OLX Group – Engineering /
Full-time
WELCOME TO OLX

At OLX, we shape the future of trade to unlock the hidden value in everything.
We help people buy and sell cars, find housing, get jobs, buy and sell household goods, and much more, all via our network of trading platforms. Our 10,000 colleagues help to serve 300 million people around the world every month, through 20 well-loved local brands such as OLX Autos, Otomoto, and Property24.

We are on the lookout for an experienced Backend Engineer who wants to grow a career at OLX Group - one of the world’s fastest-growing networks of trading platforms.

Our Seller Success team is responsible for developing services like ad management, value added services, and ad performance. As the name suggests, we help bridge the gap between the seller’s ads and their success.

As a member of the Seller Success team, you’ll be closely working with backend engineers both from the Berlin and Poznan hubs, and you’ll have a significant impact on the vision of the OLX platform in upcoming years.

In our platform, technologies like Kotlin, GraphQL, Spring Boot, Kubernetes, AWS are not just buzzwords. They are a daily routine!

If you are interested in working on the platform with the usage of the latest technologies that positively impact the lives of millions every month around Europe, then this is the place for you to be!

When it comes to day to day work, here's what you'll find:

- All systems running on AWS
- A mix between decoupling from legacy (large PHP 7 monolith on EKS) and active development of new solutions (Kotlin and Java running on EKS)
- Strong observability culture
- Massive scale handling all internal communication for OLX inside 5 markets in Europe and 2 in Central Asia
- Lots of automation (GitLab pipelines)
- Engineers working on infrastructure-as-code alongside SREs
- Sane approach to short and long term planning
- Healthy work/life balance

Who we’re looking for

As a Backend Engineer, you:
- are curious about user communication optimization, and have a growth mindset;
- have experience with either Kotlin or Java; — but more importantly have a proven track record of picking up new technologies quickly;
- have expertise working with distributed and scalable solutions;
- have experience in testing automation (unit testing, end-to-end testing);
- have experience with continuous integration (we use GitLab CI), RESTful APIs, AWS, relational and non-relational databases;
- are willing to work with PHP
- are excited about the “what you will be doing” part we just described;
- are driven by testing out innovative ideas, taking a pragmatic view on the technology to use to test and build them;
- communicate effectively in English


These are "nice to have" traits, but aren't strict requirements:
- have basic knowledge in GraphQL
- open to get mentorship from senior colleagues;
- Eager to improve our processes.
- have experience in AWS, technologies like SNS, SQS, Kinesis, S3, etc.
- have basic knowledge in building CI/CD pipelines
- have basic knowledge in Spring Boot, Kubernetes, Terraform;
- have basic knowledge in observability platforms such as NewRelic, Prometheus/Grafana.

What we’ll give you:

- A diverse international team of passionate and talented engineers that work together to take each other to the next level
- A positive, get-things-done workplace
- A dynamic, constantly evolving space (change is par for the course – important you are comfortable with this)
- An inclusive environment that ensures we listen to a diverse range of voices when making decisions
- Ability to learn cutting edge concepts and innovation in an agile start-up environment with a global scale
- A flexible working environment where you can drive your outcomes
- Company mobile phone, laptop and other tools you might need
- Open selection of training e-courses including MyAcademy, Udemy and specialist AWS trainings

What do you need to know about us:

OLX is part of OLX Group. OLX Group is one of the world’s fastest-growing networks of trading platforms, serving 300 million people every month and operating in 30+ countries across 5 continents. We shape the future of trade to unlock the hidden value in everything. We help people buy and sell cars, find housing, get jobs, buy and sell household goods, and much more. With more than 20 well-loved local brands including OLX, Otomoto, and Property24, our solutions are built to be safe, smart, and convenient for our customers. We are powered by a diverse workforce of 10,000+ talented individuals, together building an inclusive culture around the world. We have the strong financial and operational backing of Prosus, one of the largest consumer internet groups in the world.

We are turning Diversity & Inclusion into our superpower and competitive advantage. We encourage people of all races, ethnicities, disabilities, ages, gender identity or expression, backgrounds and experiences to consider applying for this role.
Why join OLX?
At OLX, we unlock value in our people. We invest in ourselves and each other to reach our full potential. We avoid bureaucracy and empower our teams to innovate; with opportunities, training, and leadership behaviors a focus for all. Our commitment to inclusion ensures we listen to a diverse range of voices when making decisions. And, we combine the spirit and agility of a startup with our global scale and the backing of Prosus, one of the largest consumer internet groups in the world.
We also unlock value for our stakeholders. We are proud of the positive contribution we make to our planet, by enabling more conscious consumption and helping the world make the most of its limited resources through more efficient trade.
And last but not least, we love to unlock value for our customers. Every single month, over 300 million people use our platforms to easily, safely, and conveniently find their perfect home, buy or sell a car, find a great job, sell things they no longer need, or strike a great deal on something they need. And we help thousands of entrepreneurs and businesses find their customers too.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at OLX
If you do not meet every single requirement for this role, we would still encourage you to apply. At OLX, we are committed to creating a high performing diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, we know that we get the best results when we have the broadest range of knowledge, backgrounds, and experiences in our team, and we believe you are at your best when you can bring your whole self to work.
So, if you are excited about this role, but your past experiences do not align perfectly with every criteria asked for in the job description, we would still like you to apply. We strongly encourage people of all races, ethnicities, disabilities, ages, gender identities or expressions, sexual orientations, backgrounds, and experiences to consider applying for this role. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles in our business, and we'd like to hear from you.
We will strive to accommodate all necessary adjustments to support your interview success - please speak to your recruiter about any of these requirements.

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